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Ok, I'm looking to get another bike sometime in the not so immediate future (bout 6 months), i thought I was going to get a heckler, but i rode a Unit 29er the other day and wow, it was freakin awesome, SS too. So i'm still debating, but i don't really know much about the 29er SS world. Are there a good amount of options for someone like me (college student on a budget)? I would want to spend no more than 1400, and I don't really have the time to scrounge around e-bay for 6 months (or more) looking for absolute steals. I wanna RIDE! Any suggestions for a front suspension, 29er SS? I am about 215 so i DO NOT care about weight, currently i ride a freakin tank at about 35 lbs.
 

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DP1112 said:
Ok, I'm looking to get another bike sometime in the not so immediate future (bout 6 months), i thought I was going to get a heckler, but i rode a Unit 29er the other day and wow, it was freakin awesome, SS too. So i'm still debating, but i don't really know much about the 29er SS world. Are there a good amount of options for someone like me (college student on a budget)? I would want to spend no more than 1400, and I don't really have the time to scrounge around e-bay for 6 months (or more) looking for absolute steals. I wanna RIDE! Any suggestions for a front suspension, 29er SS? I am about 215 so i DO NOT care about weight, currently i ride a freakin tank at about 35 lbs.
Get a On-One Inbred complete (rigid fork) form Webcyclery for $1000, http://www.webcyclery.com/product.php?productid=17504&cat=23&page=1 . Get a Reba fork from Full Cycles for $349.77, http://www.fullcycles.com/product_i...d/383?osCsid=06d57262952f50ae988f3a17e819599d . Sell the rigid fork on ebay for $75-100 and you've got your self a front suspension single speed 29er with cash to spare.

Good Luck.
 

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Oh i forgot to add one more thing, i like to get airborne a little bit. Not crazy air, but if there are a few steps, or a good size curb, I like to jump 'em. basically I ride pretty hard, but not hard enough to get a freeride, I just like to have fun when I commute Can the OnOne handle that?
 

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i'm actually not very tall, about 5'8-9ish. I just need something pretty beefy to handle the way i ride, not due to crazy drops, but just because i am hard on my stuff due to my riding inexperience...i.e. i don't land smoothly it's more like a crashing without the actual fall
 

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The cheap 29er singlespeeds are both made by BMX companies. Both come with rigid suspension-corrected forks and cost under $500. You'll be surprised how little you miss front suspension, but if you still need it, you can buy Rebas all day in the classifieds for $300 and a set of Nashbar mechanical discs for $65.

The Redline Monocog 29 is the most popular, and is probably the best choice if you know you want to stay singlespeed. There are about a million threads on it -- just search.

The SE Big Mama Flyer is the dark horse. It comes set up for SS, but is actually a geared frame with a cassette hub and spacers, so it's probably the best choice if you think you'll want to add gears at some point. The thread is here: http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=180584

Both weigh the same, and both will stand up to moderate abuse. The Redline's geometry is more traditional mountain bike, the BMF is more upright freeride/urban/BMX.
 

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oh, those are some nice choices, I definitely do want the suspension fork though, my big body landing hurt my wrist without squish fork (please no flames, wrist problems after 10+ yrs of baseball)
 
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